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explicans Line breaks: ex¦pli|cans
Pronunciation: /ˌɛksplɪˈkanz/

Definition of explicans in English:

noun (plural explicantia ˌɛksplɪˈkantɪə)

Philosophy
The explanation or explication given for a fact, thing, or expression. Compare with explicandum.
Example sentences
  • Such elucidation would only be plausible if we understood the explicans more clearly than the explicandum.

Origin

Late 19th century: Latin, present participle of explicare 'explain'.

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